January 11, 2023

Valerie Tait (Jalbert), of Montreal, Quebec, passed away on January 11th, 2023 at the age of 67.

Valerie was born to Eleanor Tait (née Young) and Allan Tait on September 26, 1955.

Valerie will be deeply missed by her sisters, Debra Tait (Manny Vardalas), Susan Tait, Carol Tait (David Bolton) and Sharon Tait (Oliver Habay). as well as her nieces and nephew: Lauren Bolton (Tyler Hiscox), Alexa Vardalas (Conor King), Joshua Bolton, Janelle & Coralie Habay, Charlie & Kalli Hiscox . She will always be cherished by her extended family and friends.

Valerie/Val/ Vallie/ sister/aunt/ daughter/ worshiper/ ordained minister/ mother of dogs … Life was not always easy for Val, but she always found a way to find positivity and purpose in everything she was going through. She did this with her strength, resilience and faith. She was an inspiration to many (family, friends, prisoners she was helping…) with her words of wisdom and her eternal calmness. Val loved the simple things in life: time with friends, family and her beloved dogs (her latest Bella). Her beautiful smile and personality will be missed by all.
Our sincerest thanks to the Emergency Staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital and the ICU staff at the Notre Dame Hospital. You gave Valerie a fighting chance to survive her latest hurdle.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).
A celebration of life will be held at a later date (more than likely in the spring)..
Always remember to find your purpose daily, as Valerie did with her daily devotions.

2 responses

  1. Deborah Bolton

    February 16, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Valerie, we ony met a few times at family gatherings due to the distance between us. Carol always shared the news of how you were. I remember her telling us how you survived that car accident that even the Firemen who rescued you could not believe . From there you went on to help many people and that I believe was your destiny. Your sister in law… Debbie

  2. Serina Nations

    November 19, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    I don’t know if all of what I wanted to tell you will fit in this little box. I had no idea that you had passed away. You already know where I was, as a matter of fact, you probly watched over me! I can’t believe you it’s almost been a year since you passed. I hope you knew how much my Dad & I loved you! My kids too. I appreciate the help at all hours of the night. I appreciate the times I would catch you at my Dad’s & we’d have some heart to heart talks. You always had good advice & told me what I needed to do to remedy a situation. Damn. I’m gonna stop here. You’re missed Val ❤️ Love you Lady!
    Your ETERNAL friend ~ Serina


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